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>[closed session] >> commissioner loftus were back and open circuit on a record we still have a quorum. item 12 vote to elect whether to disclose any or all discussion on item 11 building close action. stephen administered: section 6e 7.128 action >> do i have a motion? >> not to disclose >> all those in favor say, aye >>[chorus of ayes] opposed? the motion passes. sgt. please, send critics item 13, a german action i'm >> do i have a motion? moved and seconded. >>[chorus of ayes] opposed? the motion passed. we are adjourned. thank you everyone. >> >>[gavel] >>[adjournment] >> >> >>160945 [building code -
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residential building requirements] 160946 [electrical code - repeal of existing 2013 code and enactment of 2016 edition sf 47 sf 48 sf 49 >> >> >> >> >> >> >> >>supervisor london breed: good afternoon, everyone. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors for september 6,
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2016. madam clerk, please call the roll. >>clerk, please call the roll. supervisor avalos, present, breed present, supervisor campos, present, supervisor cohen, present, supervisor farrell, present, supervisor kim, present, supervisor mar not present. supervisor peskin, present. supervisor tang, present. supervisor wiener, present. supervisor yee, yee not president. madam president, you have a quorum. >>supervisor london breed: thank you, ladies and gentlemen, please join us in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. all right. madam clerk, are there any
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communications? >> i have none to report. >>supervisor london breed: colleagues any changes to the minutes of july 12th, july 19th, july 26th, august 2, 2016, regular board meeting minutes shall or july 19th, july 28th, july 28th, july 29th, july 29th, or july 29, 1035, a.m. special board meeting minutes? seeing none, is there a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor mar and peskin. can i take those without objection. those meeting minutes are passed after public comment. now, madam clerk, let's go to the consent agenda. >> items one and two comprise of the consent agenda.
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these items are considered routine unless removed separately. >> please call the roll. >>clerk: on items 1 and 2. supervisor tang, aye, wiener, aye, supervisor yee, yee aye, supervisor avalos, aye, supervisor breed, ay! campos, supervisor farrell, ay! supervisor mar, ay! supervisor peskin, ay!. 11 ayes. those ordinances are passed. >> item 3 >>clerk: ( reading code
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)... >>supervisor london breed: colleagues can we take this colleagues, can we take this item same house same call. without objection this item is approved. >> item 4. ( reading code )... >> madam clerk, please call the roll. >>clerk: supervisor tang, aye, supervisor wiener, aye, supervisor avalos, no, campos aye, breed aye, farrell aye, supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor peskin. aye. there are 10 ayes and one no with supervisor avalos in the dissent. >> the motion is approved. please call item 5.
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(reading)... ( reading code )... >> all right, seeing no names on the roster call the role. >>clerk: [roll call vote taken] there are 11 ayes. >>supervisor london breed: the motion is approved unanimously. all right. let's go to -- >> madam president? >> supervisor yee? >>supervisor norman yee: seeing that we are ahead of schedule, i would like to ask that we take
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the consent votes. agenda votes. >> you voted on the consent agenda, supervisor yee, you did not vote on the meeting minutes. we can rescind that vote. >> please. >> supervisor yee has made a motion to rescind the votes on the meeting minutes. colleagues, can we take that without objection. the vote on the meeting minutes have been rescinded. is there a motion to approve those minutes? motion by supervisor mar, second by supervisor yee. colleagues, can we take that without objection. without objection those meeting minutes for the board meetings and special meetings will be passed after public comment. all right. madam clerk, let's skip over to committee reports. >>clerk: items 12 and 13 were considered by a special meeting at 9:30 a.m.. the committee forwarded these two items as committee reports.
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item 12. 10. 160880 [hearing - street vacation order - parkmerced development project] hearing to consider an ordinance (file no. 160851 item 13, madam present? >> no. item 12 is fine. colleagues, can we take this colleagues, can we take this item same house same call. without objection this item same this is adopted. item 13. >>clerk: 13. 160900 [assessment ballots for city-owned parcels - central market community benefit district - modify the management plan and engineer's report] sponsor: kim
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>>supervisor london breed: colleagues can we take this item colleagues, can we take this item same house same call. without objection this item is approved. >> supervisor wiener. >>supervisor scott weiner: thank you. today i'm introducing legislation that is part two of legislation that i authored and the board unanimously passed this year. the solar rooftop mandate. you will recall that the legislation requires that for buildings between one and 10 stories, the roof tops must be covered by solar panels. this is a first step in the future for the city to adopt this requirement. the other part of the legislation is that we initially intended
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to combine the 2 pieces of legislation and for a variety of reasons, we split it into two. this particular legislation will allow the solar rooftop requirements to allow for a green roof instead. the solar roof requirement requires that 15% be covered by solar panels. this legislation allows that instead of the solar panels, that 30% of the rooftop can be covered with a green roof. we expect that many of the developers will have a combination of solar and green roof tops. green roof tops are an in incredibly important piece of viable sustainment in the future in san francisco. using rooftop space to have more greenery will have many benefits. it will help clean the air
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and absorb carbon and in addition green roof tops absorbs storm water in order to reduce the amount of storm water run off for the combined sewer systems and solar increase the energy efficiency in buildings. we worked closely with the department of the environment and the planning department on this legislation as well as other stakeholders including spur and i like forward to moving this legislation forward. i want to thank my office for working on this and in particular on this power and the rest i submit. >> thank you. supervisor yee? >>supervisor norman yee: i just want to say some good news since we met the last time that i'm now a first
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time grandparent of a granddaughter born august 18th. [ applause ] the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor yee, supervisor avalos? >> submit. >> supervisor campos. >>supervisor david campos: i have a bill senate bill 489 to prevent properties in detention facilities that require them all to provide human rights. since 2003, more than 100 people have died in immigration detention here in the united states. many of these deaths were caused by a lack of medical care,
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including a failure to adhere to basic detention standards. privatization is driving over in -- incarceration to maximize their profits. 72% of beds in the u.s. are operated by private business companies. local lock ups where facilities are incentivized to fill beds are written into contracts including here in california. heavy lobbying in california by private corporation such as cca have increased this detention and throughout the country. this bill will show those more
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accountable and legal standards for immigrants that are suffering under these conditions. this bill 1289 will make california the first state in the country to create enforceable standards related to immigration in detention facilities. sb 89 and lgbt rights and other arenas. when it comes to lgbtq detention they are cast to the side. they are subject to the same abuses as other immigrants and higher rates of solitary confinement and sexual abuse. this provides additional protections for the members of the lgbtq facilities. 1289 will be able to protect those
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who are regularly submitted to this type of treatment and transgender detainees. such practices affect mental health and other traumas. i ask you to support this bill. i would like to thank avalos, mar, cohen for your support. the second item. i would like to remember gloria best. she was born in detroit, michigan, september 6, 1927. she has three brothers, two sisters, three children as well. allen, dana, paul and two grandchildren.
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jerald and doreen. gloria loved going to church and dancing and arts. she worked as a medical assistant and raised her three sons. she was crowned in 1951. sadly she developed lung cancer a few years ago and passed away friday august 12th. she was a community leader who dedicated so much time to the holly courts community and served for many many years. she always had a smile on her face and a biggest heart for her neighbors. she always attended the meetings until she was no longer physically able to. her presence will be missed by that community especially by residents of the council
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team and our committee in holly ports. her memorial is wednesday at 5151 court land avenue. rest in peace gloria. lastly, in memoriam a legendary artist from mexico, an icon really of mexican culture. juan gabriel. he passed away a few days ago. he was born alberto aguilera in michoacan. his mother was committed to a hospital and unable to support her
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family, she placed juan gabriel in a home when he was 5. he met juan contreras, a deaf musician who played in a band. he chose the stage name in honor of both his father and mr. contreras. juan gabriel said the pain of his childhood was through his music. i think it's hard to explain to people who don't know who juan gabriel was. how in a country that is so macho and has very typical views of what it means to be male, straight, to be a man and what it means to be human, that in that country, someone as flamboyant who was essentially as gay as you got would become
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a national hero. and even though he never technically came out, through his his work in a very subversive way. he challenged our notions of sexuality, masculinity and femininity and to really educate an entire country. what is remarkable about juan gabriel is you see in a family generations that have been impacted by him. even though he was a mexican artist, his influence went beyond mexico and it's safe to say that the entire spanish speaking world has been mourning his loss. i have had the pleasure and honor of seeing juan gabriel in concert. i could never understand how, and i think as a gay man, i can say this word.
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one of the biggest queens that i have seen have had the following of some of the most macho tough guys around. that was really the artistry, the humanity and the unique nature that juan gabriel was about. i know that a lot has been said about him, but as a gay man and as a latino gay man, i especially want to thank him for making it possible for so many of us to actually be accepted in a culture that at times seemed apprehensive about sexuality and certainly questioned whether or not you could be a man and still be effeminate and flamboyant. juan gabriel was an example at how at the end of the day, the
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connection that we as humans have with one another and the ability to relate to one's experiences really transcends our own biases and stereotypes. with that i want to do an in memoriam to juan gabriel for when he meant in mexico and music throughout the world and art throughout the world. may he rest in peace. >> thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor cohen? supervisor farrell, supervisor kim, supervisor mar? >>supervisor eric mar: thank you, i want to congratulate the new grandpa, norman yee. congratulations. coming up this sunday is the annual 5k run
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by kaiser permanente. sunday september 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. it's in the beautiful mountain lake park that's been upgraded thanks to neighbors. they run along the sea cliff to the edge of the richmond to linkin park. please join us. it raises money for richmond community based organizations like ymca. it's fun. many people walk it as well with family. enjoy one of the most beautiful places on earth in san francisco. also jog in the fog.com. i want to give a special shout out to christy, and the staff from ymca and many of us putting the effort into building this community in
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richmond. >> and i want to thank supervisor wiener and peskin for championing this issue of other periods on this board. these management plans are critical in ensuring that large special events for example the outside lands and the upcoming bluegrass festival don't create unpleasant traffic jambs and delays for residents in the district around the park. in march of 2015, this board passed a similar resolution to adopt the commuter shuttle operators. san francisco parks and recreation has in it's application process for a transit management plan.
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the mass transit vehicles have a significant effect provided that operational cost and permitting be enforced and monitoring the events are put in place. transportation plans that shuttles must not adversely affect transportation. shuttles that have participated to and from large events will likely result in the disruption of ordered mass public transit and prevent rider access to mta vehicles because there is a likelihood of a disruption of a labor dispute involving a private shuttle service as is providing for labor harmony with respect to their
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shuttle amenities. the goal is to prevent unnecessary disruption. i'm urging this resolution to speculate the process in requirement of labor harmony conditions with respect to the shuttle providers and completion of the application process to where an applicant can ensure labor harmony to minimize public transit. it also urges the recreation and parks department to label it broadly so it's not affected by the method of labor harmony. i urge your support. the rest i will submit. >> thank you, supervisor mar. supervisor pes kin? >>supervisor aaron peskin: thank you. today i'm submitting a resolution to provide for earthquake relief to communities of italy in the wake of the devastating earthquake in central italy that took almost 300 lives.
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as a city that is situated on the san andreas fault, we know the outpouring that we received from all over the world, we have the history of coming to the aid in cities around the world in 1991 and in 2001 where we appropriated funds for earthquake relief. what comes around, goes around. today, i'm introducing a supplemental ordinance for the amount of $100,000 for earthquake relief to be vetted out by experts of the department of emergency management. i know we have a representative from the italian consulate today. i would like to acknowledge him for his work and his colleagues work in acting quickly in organizing relief efforts here in san francisco and around the world.
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i ask for your support for this appropriation and please help spread the work about the on going relief efforts that are happening in san francisco. i specifically want to acknowledge those who put together in the italian athletics club which was very well attended where i was asked to identify how our city could help in the relief efforts and this is my answer to that. speaking of earthquakes and seismic safety, i think we are all aware of the revelations in regard to the building tower and asking for seismic fitting in all the zones. the city has rezoned city for height and death -- depth and
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would like to know about the city requirements and would like to have everything done to the highest of building standards. finally i would like to adjourn this meeting in the memory of three individuals. first one of san francisco's characters warren hinnkle, his memorial service was last week. it was a vivid reminder of the indelible mark he left on our city. he was a raucous and flamboyant editor and left a powerful voice in the 1960s and later champion the voice of the investigative and satirical journalism. he was 77 years old and survived by his
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daughters hilary and pia. i would like to also adjourn this meeting in the memory of delia, a great philanthropist and involved in many san francisco causes. and finally, a nun, who spent decades organizing support for refugees as well as organizing protest against the united states military training center for latin american military leaders and the rest i will submit. >> thank you. madam president, no other supervisors on the roster. >> thank you, add my name to the warren hinnkle in memoriam. >> can we do the in
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memoriam for warren hinnkle on behalf of the entire board? >> so moved. >> without objection, we will adjourn on behalf of warren hinnkle. with that, this brings us past 2:30. that brings us to commendations. i'm happy to present the first commendation. we have a special guest of the san francisco's team. the san francisco giants, the president and ceo larry baird is here today along with other members of the giants for this special presentation. i'm going to ask mr. behr to come up along with the special director and counsel for the giants, jack behr along with the government relations manager. thank you all for being here. now, we are not here to
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present the san francisco giants with an award because they continue to win world series, we are here to present them with an award because of the work that they do for the community on occasion of the san francisco giants named humanitarian awards for san francisco. the board and county of san francisco extends its highest commendation in san francisco to the giants for a decade of community outreach including those through the junior giants program. today, the san francisco giants as we all know, they are an integral part of an institution in the city arriving here in 1958. an mlb baseball team has
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the opportunity to be an informative voice to create improve human life across the city. it established the non-profit giants community fund in 1991. the giants community fund collaborates with san francisco giants in the use of baseball as a form to support under served youth and their families to promote a health life. this is a great baseball program with 25,000 participants statewide and over 1300 of them in san francisco. the flagship program of the giants community fund, called the junior giants, was created as a free non-competitive program for under served girls and boys and girls ages 5-18 to specifically help in the cycle of violence and in
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impoverished areas in the city. while baseball participation has increased since 2008, has increased 52% in participation since that time. that is truly amazing. the junior giants program offers a chance to learn the basics of baseball while discovering the importance of self-esteem and respect and educating and which includes confidence, integrity, leadership and teamwork. in incorporating fundamental life -- lessons and removing bullying. the program is implemented thanks in
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partnership to the bayview hunters point ymca, the mission ymca and the san francisco recreation and parks department as well as many other community organizations. giants, posey serves as a junior giants commissioner and the other giants players alumni and front office staff contribute to the success of the program. it is because of this extraordinary success of the community fund and the reach of the junior giants that the san francisco giants was named the recipient of the 2015 commissioner's award for a philanthropic for manford jr.. this program was recognized once again this year when the san francisco earned the 2016
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sports man of the year award presented by espn that honors legends, teams, individuals and those that use the power of sport to make an impact on communities. it was an amazing honor. we are so fortunate to have not just an amazing team, but amazing folks who care about doing what's necessary to give back to the community. so on behalf of the city and county of san francisco and the board of supervisors, we commend the san francisco giants for its work in this regard. thank you very much for being here today. [ applause ] >> thank you very much, president breed. i would like to thank president breed and the
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board. it's a humble and honor to receive your commendation and the humanitarian award. it really is a testimony to the people that we have as giants. i think many of you have worked with them. these three wonderful folks on the frontline. peterson, as mentioned the head of our foundation, roscoe maps, who does a lot of work for us in the community, we have jack behr who handles the general counsel and works with our board and city hall. i think that one of the things that really stands out to us in today's world and it's a world that has a lot of challenges to be sure. is that sports has a unique role and opportunity to inspire and
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in communities. it's a spirit of gathering in town square, a community center. there are numerous occasions where people come to our ballpark not just to celebrate games or championships but also to support for aids epidemics, the human tragedies and to honor tens of thousands of kids that come to many games with the junior giants. these are kids from low income neighborhoods. they have experienced not just the joy of baseball but life -- lessons of growing up in a challenging environment. when i think about all the
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heart wrenching events that occurred in our country and in san francisco, that we as an industry have the responsibility to step beyond our comfort zone and to do more than the games, but ask the question, how can we help, how can we unite communities? i'm very proud of the giants who are constantly asking questions. we ask that you come with whatever needs you have so that we can help the community. thank you very much. [ applause ]
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[ applause ] >> >>supervisor london breed: all right. now we will have our second commendation from supervisor john avalos. >>supervisor john avalos: thank you, president breed. now i would like to commend president berl. please come to the podium.
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[ applause ] berry has worked for the city for 33 years with the last 20 at the san francisco public utilities reviewing commission and complying with complex rules and environmental regulations and something that we here at the board of supervisors are very familiar with. categorical exemptions under ceqa. he started in november of 1983 in the planning department where he followed leads to verify complaints such as illegal commercial uses in residential areas and other property inspections. over the years, he has helped the city and reviewed every city complex rules and regulations. when he first started working at planning, the planning code was one volume with about 400 pages, and today it's three volumes
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covering more than 2,000 pages and counting thanks to many of the board of supervisors. in 1996, barry moved to the san francisco public utilities commission environmental management where he deals with environmental review documents for a variety of san francisco public utilities commission projects. he also prepared permit applications for the city's planning department in regional and state resource agencies permits such as the bay conservation and the valley commission. before joining the city, barry worked for the u.s. department of interior at the heritage conservation and national park regional office in san francisco. he was the regional environmental review officer assessing environmental impact statements for compliance with the historic preservation act in land and water conservation fund. barry is a third generation native
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san franciscan with 2 degrees. a masters degrees in public administration earned at the age of 50 and a bachelor's degree in theology. he lives in ingleside with his wife and four cats. nina, margaret and goldie. are they here? they are working in the district helping to build a non-profit with home safety and repair projects. in district 11 there have been so many projects helping so many elderly and disabled residents. it's great that you have been involved in this work. he also leads free tours through san francisco city guides. with his retirement, we hope to see more of you out there as
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volunteer and with lending your expertise. you are welcome to say a few words. >> thank you very much. thank you president breed, supervisor avalos. i would like to thank the members of this board for this great honor today. as a son of a commissioner and the security administration, i was destined to serve the city that i love. those that i have known for 30 years in the county of san francisco. it's been a privilege to be a member of this government. in my retirement, i will continue to be a volunteer to serve this community, not only with city guides and rebuilding together but involved
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in other activities every time i turn around. i do have to say it was a little hard act to follow the san francisco giants, but i am definitely honored and humbled by your recognition of my service to the city. thank you again and i will continue to help this community as much as i can. [ applause ] side
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>>supervisor london breed: thank you again for your service mr. pearl and congratulations on your retirement. [ applause ] >> okay, now we will return to our regular business and go back to, madam clerk, let's go to public comment. >> >>clerk: at this time the public may now address the entire board of supervisors for up to 2 minutes on items within the just -- jurisdiction of the board. without addressing items 16-21. pursuant to the board's rules, please direct your remarks to the board as a whole, not to individual supervisors and the audience. speakers using translation will be
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given twice the amount of time. if you would like to use documents on the overhead projector, please take it to sf govtv. first speaker? public speaker: on the screen, is from your own website, the san francisco charter section 2108 states that the board of supervisors will liberally provide for the public's access to their government, meetings. that is an example of frank herbert's quotes politics is the art of appearing candid. >> it was reported in june that this question was asked by
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supervisor cohen. i would like to take this opportunity to answer the supervisor's question sharing it with all members of this board. >> sometimes when dealing with city representatives and they are antagonistic condescending and over all it is necessary to reply in kind. this including five board of supervisors, it is the public's right to access documents which is completely critical. president breed, supervisors farrell and mar don't give a damn about your rights under the law. if you make a public
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records request, they will not apply. when you file a complaint, they won't reply to the task force. they won't show up to the hearing. the only time they show up when they go to the ethics commission. >> next speaker, please. public speaker: our people
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leading them to follow-up the holy way and to engage onto holy works of mission. therefore with collective efforts come to save the peaceful kingdom. certainly we can depart from human forces of destruction and stopping forward to joyful true success. the recovery of true self nature and spiritual accomplishment of family, social are prisoners of all aspects of achievement as well as two principals. with the protection of
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human nature. good virtues and true principal. an establishment of great one holiness. to enhance people. we can achieve great prosperity for holiness for the new century. amen. >> next speaker, please. public speaker: sf govtv. please begin, sir. i will start the timer. >> you know what i'm thinking? i wish i could find a way where i
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could give this book into the hands of everybody in the united states. that's what i'm thinking. and honestly, roger stone is the answer to my prayer. roger stone has known donald trump for 40 plus years. he's the guy that actually got him to run for president. you say how is he the answer to my prayers? for years i have been holding up a sign on street corners asking the public to google the interview with senator john decamp. the franklin cover up has been quoted four times in chapter 27. praise god, thank you, lord jesus. when you pray, shut the door and pray to thy father.
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i have been selling this book in salas. we have a situation here where basically he's going to indict the four presidents. i pray that you protect donald trump and i pray that you make him the next president. lord, i pray that the christians will get out and preach the gospel. >> next speaker, please. public speaker: my name is
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charles kessler. i live in supervisor kim's district. over the weekend i had a domestic violence issue. i called 911 in the afternoon. where i had an individual holding a knife to my neck. on my right and left-hand i have visible wounds from pulling the knife from the individual. no officer responded to this. i walked to the police station where i verbally assaulted the officer where i found out that only 4 were assigned to the beat. ms. breed, i called your office. i have spoken to her numerously. i want to know why the officers are being transferred out of the station? i can't give you names because the officers are
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afraid for retaliation. i have gone to the police commissioner and the police union and how you can over ride their contract amazes me. no individual should have to do that. because of this incident and because of this report, i will probably lose my housing. >> thank you. next speaker, please. public speaker: hi, good afternoon. my name is kate west. i live in the upper haight. in june i was given a notice that my rent was going up from $3105 to $8500.
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that happened august 6th. some friends pitched in. i got a 3-day to cure for august. i haven't been able to come up with the difference from $3,000 to $8500 for this month. i'm expected to -- and this is unlawful. i have been in my apartment for 22 years. in my neighborhood i have given lots and lots of hours of community service for that time. i help babies at san francisco general intensive care unit. i was in that program. i sat with dying people at john hospice for years. in that program, i have given a lot of service because i believe in it. but i don't know how do you justify taking a woman's rent. it's just a railroad plot.
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it's not a special big deal thing. how do you justify $8500 from $3105. i'm going down. i have no more money to give my attorney and he can't work anymore without money. he can't do anymore bono for me either. i'm terrified. i'm just a woman trying to keep her home. i came here because i want you to see me. >> thank you, mam. next speaker, please. public speaker: thank you, president breed and all. my name is christopher dall and i live at 600 howard.
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still above sea level. your crohn'sey faction has lost consistent supportive members from the mayor to the super kroeney is losing goals. of course painfully reserve the national coalition testimony republican party and complaint they have lost their majority but thought they still deserve to rule. member wiener was loudly shocked and dismayed by arithmetic by democracy that he is comfortable with. i speak with charming consortiums of arguments in the bay police
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accountability measures. the crohn'sey's try to hold sf p.d. liable. the anti-crohn'sey tried to strip him of the powers. in the process, the city were the losers. we the people in general and the police community in particular all deserve to be able to share confidence in a police force that is civil, sustained, professional and prepared. but you didn't even come close. we all lost. thank you for your time. >> thank you. next speaker, please.
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public speaker: good afternoon, all ladies and gentlemen. >> mam, please speak into the microphone. thank you. public speaker: i'm here to protest and tell all the supervisors how this law no transparency is deadly. my neighbor doesn't let my contract to finish their work on do their job. it has been holding for almost 3 years since my house was in renovations. most san francisco residential houses are built side by side and attached to each other. if some ill or unreasonable neighbor are using this law to prevent people to maintain the other people's property, it's not right. one of the inspector of the
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department told me there is a chapter 14 on first floor. that is called california building maintaining code. but i can't find any supportive information beyond the department. i'm the property owner. i have the right to maintain my building. i don't have my house to be damaged. please help me to my contractor get this done. i need the painting and repair. these are the pieces that are missing. i need to fix it. my neighbor to cross the
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line. >> ma'am, please use the microphone. >> thank you very much . >> thank you. next speaker, please. public speaker: hello, i think you guys all know me. a lot of you do. here is the conundrum real quick that i ran into. it took me a long time to get my ssi money on a card. someone stole my card, right? so i have been trying to recertify my ssi. they are telling me i need to have an address and i tell them i don't have an address. they say without an address i can't get my ssi anymore. and without money, how can i get an address? they told me there is nothing i can do. the money is in the account but i can't get it because i don't have an address. so some of the things i would like to say, you
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always support the fire department because let's see, yeah, can you do a quick thing on here if i put it down. the fire department, they are the guys that take care of the fires. there is one guy outside. nobody gives him a commendation. he was the guy that marches outside. his name is dennis. i like him. he's a good cop. and then i do cartoons. this is my take on kaepernick. i don't know if you saw it. for sports fans, that makes him look kind of skinny. anyway, all of these things i do just running around for months because i haven't been able to get my ssi completely back. it's a conundrum. i have no idea how to solve it. i'm not politically conscious. can someone give me a trump
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button. i don't have one. does anyone have a button in their office. i love you all. i really do. by the way, i like the mayor too. >> thank you, sir. next speaker, please. public speaker: good afternoon, supervisors, peter war field, executive director of the library association. on april, the library commission met and as part of the report heard about a little thing called "750 bran street lease". they didn't vote to approve this deal which is good for 25
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years at a million dollars a year rent and a million dollars of improvements. the minimum term initially is 10 years with 35-year renewels. we have this handout that came to the library commission meeting on august 18th which i would like to show you. well, it needs to be blown up. one of the bullet items say potential space for friends of the library. and then it goes on to say that the lease was approved 2 weeks earlier by the board of supervisors on august 2nd. and that's all we know about the fact until we look at the board of supervisors agenda and find out that yes, it was on the agenda august 12th, and presumably passed. this was a sweetheart deal to bailout to friends who your legislative analyst said were facing
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a major rent increase. what your harvey rose report did not say was something they brought up at the commission. they plan not to only have their executive offices there, they plan to do their book collection and book sales from that location which is not a public library publically open space. i think that's an outrage and i think that you need to know what's going on and so does the public. the library is not telling. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. public speaker: tom gilberte. i just recently heard somebody say that they had some consternation about some words that i spoke here.
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they were never meant that way, they were never aimed that way. in an area of this part of the season and the opera coming up again. we move on. when i was a kid 5, 6, 7, 8, growing up in doctrine aetd. i still have a consternation of freedom of speech, what we do here. one of the few places we can do this. and the people that lined up today, you know. they are part of us. this is the only avenue basically you can have for 2 minutes, two 1/2 minutes i would prefer.
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a voice is important. twitter, whatever the screens. i was raised with a screen, howdy and mickey mouse. having this avenue unrestricted. if you want to campaign for yourself, you have more experience here in this chamber in the government office than i do. i don't think it would be harmful. it was good stuff that we got here today. i want to thank the clerk for being as generous as she is. i would also disagree. i would like to sign a petition. 28% mayor doesn't ring. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. if there is anyone else who would like to address the board under public comment, this is
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your opportunity. madam president, i don't see anyone else lineup for public comment. >>supervisor london breed: all right. public comment is closed. let's go to the first 3:00 p.m. order. >>clerk: item 6-9. 141018 [public hearing - appeal of tentative map - 639 peralta avenue] hearing of persons interested in or objecting to the decision of public works, dated september 18, 2014, approving a tentative map for a 2-unit new construction condominium project located at 639 peralta avenue, assessor's block no. 5634, lot no. 014.
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141018 [public hearing - appeal of tentative map - 639 peralta avenue] hearing of persons interested in or objecting to the decision of public works, dated september 18, 2014, approving a tentative map for a 2-unit new construction condominium project located at 639 peralta avenue, assessor's block no. 5634, lot no. 014. 21. 160951 [final map 8594 - 100 van ness avenue] 141018 [public hearing - appeal of tentative map - 639 peralta avenue] hearing of persons interested in or objecting to the decision of public works, dated september 18, 2014, approving a tentative map for a 2-unit new construction condominium project located at 639 peralta avenue, assessor's block no. 5634, lot no. 014. 21. 160951 [final map 8594 - 100 141018 [public hearing - appeal of tentative map - 639 peralta avenue] hearing of persons interested in or objecting to the decision of public works, dated september 18, 2014, approving a tentative map for a 2-unit new construction condominium project located at 639 peralta avenue, assessor's block no. 5634, lot no. 014. 21. 160951 [final map 8594 - 141018 [public hearing - appeal of tentative map - 639 peralta avenue] hearing of persons interested in or objecting to the decision of public works, dated september 18, 2014, approving a tentative map for a 2-unit new construction condominium project located at 639 peralta avenue, assessor's block no. 5634, lot no. 014. sf 2112349. 141021 [preparation of findings related to the tentative parcel map - 639 peralta avenue] motion directing the clerk of the board to prepare findings relating to the board of supervisors' decision to disapprove the tentative parcel map for a 2-unit new construction condominium project located at 639 peralta avenue, assessor's block no. 5634, lot no. 014. no. 014. sf
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2112349. 141021 [preparation of findings related to the tentative parcel map - 639 peralta avenue] motion directing the clerk of the board to prepare findings relating to the board of supervisors' decision to disapprove the tentative parcel map for a 2-unit new construction condominium project located at 639 peralta avenue, assessor's block no. 5634, lot no. 014. (clerk of no. 014. sf 2112349. 141021 [preparation of findings related to the tentative parcel map - 639 peralta avenue] motion directing the clerk of the board to prepare findings relating to the board of supervisors' decision to disapprove the tentative parcel map for a 2-unit new construction condominium project located at 639 peralta avenue, assessor's block no. 5634, lot no. 014. (clerk of the board) >> you have issues that involve questions that should properly be resolved by a court. the continueances that have happened have been done in anticipation that at some point those issues would be resolved by the court. unfortunately the timing hasn't worked out as we expected and procedurally there are still open questions as to when a substantive decision would be issued. with that in mind, it appears it's going to take a lot longer for us to have a court resolve the underlying legal issues that need to be resolved. so my goal and my intent would be to continue this for as long as possible to give the legal proceeding an opportunity to go forward. as i understand it from the parties, it's going to take actually a long time, several months, for us to have that resolutions and after checking with the clerk of the board, it seems that even though, the appropriate thing would be to continue it for a long period of time, that the longest we can continue at this point is to december 13, 2016, because at that point we'll have a better
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sense of what the calendar for the board will be beyond that. with that in mind, i move to continue this item open december 13, 2016. and again, i thank my colleagues for their understanding of this very interesting and complicated matter. >> thank you, supervisor, campos. has made a motion to continue this item until december 13, 2016. it was seconded by supervisor peskin. is there any public comment on the continuance? seeing none, public comment is now closed. on the continuance, madam clerk, can you please call the roll. >>clerk: supervisor tang, aye, supervisor wiener, aye, supervisor yee; supervisor avalos, supervisor breed, supervisor farrell, aye, supervisor kim, aye, supervisor mar, aye, supervisor peskin. aye, there
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are 11 ayes. >> that is continued to december 13, 2016. madam clerk, let's go to our next 3:00 special order. items 10 and 11. >>clerk: items 10. and 11. the 10. 160880 [hearing - street vacation order - parkmerced development project] hearing to consider an ordinance (file no. 160851 >> ( reading code )...
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>> >>supervisor london breed: okay, colleagues, we are discussing this as a committee as a whole discussing the vacate order of this development project. let's open up the hearing. supervisor, would you like to make opening remarks? >>supervisor norman yee: thank you, supervisor breed. as most of you know, this development has been in the books for a few years now. for several years, it had not gone too far. but more recently there is a movement in this and there has been community meetings around different issues that are presented to the residents at this moment. the other thing is once this is getting started, it's not one of the
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these immediate completion of a project. it's going to take many many years to complete. so, this particular item is something that has always been in the development plans or the agreement. so, i see this as more of a procedural issues that we need to take. the only e-mails i have gotten from residents on this particular issue is that they didn't quite understand what it really was, and we tried to explain to them and it seems okay to them. but i would urge the management of apartments to maybe do a better job in reaching out to the residents and explaining these little steps because i think once you explain it, they will be fine. i urge that we will hopefully pass
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this resolution. >>supervisor london breed: thank you, supervisor yee. and seeing that there are no names on the roster, we will open this item up to public comment. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. all right. this hearing has been held and is now filed, and we will reconvene as the board of supervisors. madam clerk, let's going to the item. on item no. 11. can you please call the roll. >>clerk: item 11. supervisor tang, aye, supervisor wiener, aye, supervisor yee, aye,
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supervisor avalos, aye, supervisor breed, aye, supervisor avalos, aye, supervisor cohen, supervisor farrell, supervisor kim, aye, supervisor mar. there are 11 ayes. >> this ordinance is passed. let's go to items 16-21. >> supervisor mar? >>supervisor eric mar: i would like to continue 16, 17, 18. >> i think we will call these all individually at this point.
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item 16. >>clerk: 160902 [supporting california state proposition 55 - california tax extension to fund education and healthcare initiative] sponsor: ma ( reading code )... >>supervisor london breed: supervisor mar? >> thank you. i would urge the board to continue this from back in 2012 to ensure up to $9 million a year to k- 12 schools and community colleges. it's about 10% to community colleges and some years where health equity where low income kids and families are supported. it's a millionaire's tax for education and an equitable tax that would help so many schools. that's why it's supported by our school districts and school boards
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and medical professionals. i want to give a shout out to the chinese production, in san francisco and ace and many on the grass roots level for this millionaire's tax break. i urge support. >> madam clerk, on item 16. please call the roll. >>clerk: item 16. supervisor tang, aye, supervisor wiener, aye, supervisor yee, supervisor avalos, aye, supervisor breed, aye, supervisor campos, aye, supervisor farrell, aye, supervisor kim, aye, supervisor mar, aye, supervisor peskin, aye, there are 11 ayes. >>supervisor london breed: the resolution is adopted. item 17. >>clerk: 17. 160903 [supporting
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california state proposition 56 - california healthcare, research, and prevention tobacco tax amendment] sponsor: mar >>supervisor london breed: supervisor mar? >>supervisor eric mar: thank you, i want to thank supervisor campos and farrell and wiener. this is a no brainer, increasing the tax on a pack of cigarettes by $0.87 including e-cigarettes and nicotine. while the american heart association and many medical entities support this. it's holding tobacco companies accountable while it's hooking teens on tobacco products. don't be fooled potentially by misleading ads. i urge your support. and want to thank the tobacco youth
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coalition. i urge support. >>supervisor london breed: thank you, colleagues. colleagues, can we take this item same house same call. without objection this item is approved. >> item 18. >>clerk: 141018 [public hearing - appeal of tentative map - 639 peralta avenue] hearing of persons interested in or objecting to the decision of public works, dated september 18, 2014, approving a tentative map for a 2-unit new construction condominium project located at 639 peralta avenue, assessor's block no. 5634, lot no. 014. >>clerk: sf 18123418. 160904 [supporting california state proposition 58 - multilingual education act] sponsor: mar >> >> >>supervisor eric mar: another important statewide proposition. the urging of language education on this multi-language initiative. this is an anti- bilingual
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bilingual measure. now introducing a measure that would increase local control so that districts with large numbers of ell or english learners can have enough funding, local control funding and removes mandates including expensive waiver requirements for multilingual and bilingual education programs. san francisco has been stated by numerous resolutions and policies. we want to provide our students with the highest quality of education and promote language equality so immigrants can main tain their language. prop 58 supports english instruction for all students and broader opportunities to offer multilingual programs and
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to be bridge builders and successful people for the 21st century global economy. i want to thank the cta, the california association of administrators, the latino school board members and the latino, the latin america teachers association along with many others that have been advocating for language equality for many years. i urge your support for putting this on the record for the prop 58 and multilingual education. >>supervisor london breed: colleagues, can we take this item same house same call. without objection this item is approved. item 19 and 20 together. you are going to ask for a continuance on both on the same date. please call them together. >> >>clerk: 141019 [approving decision of public works and approving the
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tentative parcel map - 639 peralta avenue] motion approving decision of public works and approving the tentative parcel map for a 2-unit new construction condominium project located at 639 peralta avenue, assessor's block no. 5634, lot no. 014; and making environmental findings, and findings of consistency with the general plan, and the eight priority policies of planning code, section 101. 123419. 160905 [supporting california state proposition 67 - referendum to overturn ban on single-use plastic bags] sponsor: mar >> 141020 [disapproving decision of public works and disapproving the tentative parcel map - 639 peralta avenue] motion disapproving decision of public works and disapproving the tentative parcel map for a 2-unit new construction condominium project located at 639 peralta avenue, assessor's block no. 5634, lot no. 014; and making environmental findings, and findings of consistency with the general plan, and the eight priority policies of >> sf 201234 >>supervisor eric mar: i want to thank former supervisor kraemey and former sheriff and our environmental coalition for taking the lead and now a statewide protecting our environmental policy like the plastic bag ban. i urge continuation until september 13th meeting. for item 20, i want to thank supervisor tang for raising some questions that we are waiting for the
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school to provide how they have operated in the past. we are waiting for more information. i urge that we move these items 19 and 20. >> supervisor mar, you submitted amendments to us? >> yes. >> did you want to wait on those amendments or do you want to introduce them today? >> if they haven't been formally introduced, i will wait to look at them and probably introduce them between now and next week. >>supervisor london breed: supervisor mar has made a motion to continue item 19 and 20 for a meeting in september. 13. 2016. without objection, that will be continued to september 13,
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2016. >> >>clerk: that's a motion to approve final map 8590 in a two lot locations at 100 van ness. >>supervisor london breed: colleagues, can we approve the motion. colleagues, can we take this item same house same call. without objection this item is approved. colleagues, i without objection will reopen public comment. are there any members of the public who would like to provide public comment who have not done so previously. public speaker: yes, thank you for hearing me today. i have been living in an sro for almost 4 years.
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in that four years4 years i feel like my body and my life has been abused more than i ever imagined were to happen to myself. i can handle the sro, rules and regulations they put on people, but at the end of the day, the tennants are the ones who are living in those buildings. i applaud what we have. i love what san francisco does for the people and for housing them.
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who is counting the number of people who die earlier unnecessarily in the housing that they are given? politics is something i know nothing about, but i'm eager to learn to protect the people. the eta, doesn't think about the people of san francisco. even though we have an office here. the building sick syndrome. that's the same as my building. >> thank you. someone will talk to you. are there any members of the public who haven't had a chance to speak previously? seeing none,
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public comment is closed. >> madam clerk, will you please read in memoriam? >>clerk: yes, for the late gloria best, juan gabriel, judith lipke, and on behalf of the entire board of supervisors, for the late warren james hinnkle the third. >>supervisor london breed: colleagues, this brings us to the last of our agenda. are there any business to attend to today? >> madam clerk, that concludes the agenda. >>supervisor london breed: we are adjourned. [ meeting is adjourned ] >>
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>> [gavel] okay i call this meeting of the transbay joint powers authority board of directorses for order for -- what is today? the eighth, september 8. i am still on summer mode. >> director gee. >> here.
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>> director kim. >> here. >> director reiskin. >> here. >> director sartipi. >> present. >> vice chair nuru. >> present. >> and mr. chair you do have a quorum. >> all right. first item please. >> you are to go into closed session and we have no member of the public to address you and we can do that now or .
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>> okay the board of director meeting is in open session and counsel will report to close session. >> as to item 5 public employee performance evaluation pursuant to government code section 54957 interim executive director and chief financial chief financial officer and board secretary there is nothing to report. item 6 conference with real property negotiators with government code section 54956.8 for transbay transit center and long-term lease there is no action to report and the board will take up items seven and eight from the close session calendar at the end of the meeting. >> okay. >> with that he will call the first item. >> yes. >> item 10 which is communications and directors i'm not aware of any. seeing none
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the next item is 1111 board of directors and new and old business. >> seeing none. >> item 12 is the executive director's report. >> i will make this quick. we were honored to the transportation secretaries of the united states and the state to visit the transit center and seeing it on the same day was a great opportunity to highlight phase one and we briefed them on phase two and the delivery and funding needs. as you know they both administer some of the funding streams for phase two. namely on the federal front is the new start front and the state front is the cap and taid funds. they were impressed with the progress on phase one and pleased to hear we're moving forward with phase two. the
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federal transit administration was declared and i went to a workshop on capital improvement programs that was held in july in washington, d.c. and the workshop had valuable discussions of funding of transit projects and update on the latest status of the new starts program and the process. during the meeting i took the opportunity to meet with the leaders of the build america bureau at the u.s. department of transportation. the bureau was created to streamline the various federal credit programs and grants programs and provide assistance to grantee focus they need credit. we intend -- it was -- it's built to be intended to be a one stop shop for loans. we discussed the status of our existingtiva loan with them and briefed on phase two and our desire to seek federal loans on phase twotivia or rif and we
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intend to continue the discussions with them. i attend the transit construction workshop in new york. this workshop brought agencies throughout the nation to discuss the challenges during construction and the procurement methods they're using to procure construction. it was very informative for me to be there and informative for us to listen to that because as we move forward with exploring the various delivery methods that for phase two the discussions were very valuable. i do want to thank director reiskin for bringing the workshop to my attention. thank you. on august 18 i attended the california transportation commission meeting alongside my colleagues from ac transit and the golden gate transit district to advocate for them to approve a low cost lease for the bus storage facility. this was an item on their agenda for
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information and we both advocated that we should get a low cost or no cost lease for our bus service facility as well as the golden gate station, golden gate district parking lot that they're using now which caltrans owns. they will take the item as an action item in the october meeting and we will be there to advocate for that and hoping to get a break on the lease. several of the commissioners indicated support of reduced lease and caltrans proposed that the lease be 50% of fair market value. we're asking for less than that as well so we're hoping for a good outcome at the october meeting. last we successfully completed our intern program this summer, and we have a video from the
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interns from the transbay transit center and we had interns with controls and turner and webcor and you will see that video and with that thank you very much. >> okay. the next item is the construction update. >> good morning directors. i'm going to cover the construction activities and then i will be turning it over to ron to finish up with the budget schedule and challenges for this past period so starting with the recent activities with construction we updated our graphics that we have been using now for a few months as we go from the concrete to the other follow up trades. it's a rather busy graphic but has important details on it. the transit center is split up 22 slides
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and this is from the ground level to the roof top to the glass installed to the awning and roof top stuff is that is happening so a lot of good information in here and a lot of good progress over the last two months. in the lower part, the lower concourse and the train box it shows up clearly in the graphic that all the work has been on walls in the lower concourse. the heart of the wall there and the purplish area is where we're getting walls in and permanent hour and the utilities running as soon as possible and on the bus ramp it shows the graphics and a lot of work that has been happening on clementina and harrison street as the bug ramp work progresses well. breaking it down here's a detail. we will have that in every one of
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the presentations a rendering versus a actual slide in this case looking from mission street south to first street and you have the tower on the left. we have the other building, 1,011th on the right-hand side and look at our awnings and very similar without the trees and a couple of panels so it's coming together and we'll add that into the presentation just to show progress. in the western zone a lot of work at the west end of stair 201, fireproofing and a lot of off site and on site fire utility in that zone. in the western zone the picture in the upper right is showing the glass enclosures and up to the roof top and the bottom right shows the continued work that has happened on the awning and it's instilled for the central zone except for a few of the penrose patterns at this point and on
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the eastern zone finishing out some of the concrete elements. you also see the grand hall and it's the critical path on the project and getting the class enclosure to the glass floor above the grand hall is part of the taghtd and heavy activity in the area and taking shape and looking like a facility making good progress and on the bus ramp the focus you know has been is in this particular picture you see msc mechanically stabilizer and one of the retaining walls between folsom and harrison and that is making some very good progress. upcoming in the central zone it will be roof top waterproofing is starting. the bus deck waterproofing and the drive all concrete is progressing well and the mee -- all of the overhead
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elements in the central zone are progressing through next month and the removal of the first street temp bridge. in the eastern zone we're finishing the roof top concrete, bus deck perimeter crash rail and waterproofing and waterproofing and part of the progress. once you get the fireproofing done you can move up to the other trades more efficiently and in the western zone and completing the train box lid and waterproofing and a lot of electrical room build out and getting power in that the western zone and for the bus ramp then we have the cables and they started and the first of the seven. they're pushing cable through that and we will see a lot of progress in the next month and projected mid-november when that is done. after that they have a pipe that wraps it and a final capping to them once they tighten them up and stress them to what they
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need to be for the final design. and then this is just a graphic to confirm the first street traffic will be shifted on the weekend of september 24 over to the east. traffic shouldn't really be impacted and won't notice it when it reopens on monday and it will stay in that configuration for a few months and then push the traffic to the west to complete the three stage process to remove the first street bridge. in regards to safety we had two recordables in the last couple of months. one was a back injury, one a shoulder injury but no loss time. we've had no loss time in calendar year 2016. with over 2.5 million craft hours through the end of august so with that i will turn it over to ron to start the budget discussion. >> thank you dennis. good morning directors. i will try to be brief as well knowing that the agenda is full. leading up
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with the budget overview expenditures and commitments and as expected with 15 months remaining until contractual substantial completion. we exz spended 43.3 million since the last report and had an uptick of committed by 17.7 million. given some recent favorable bidding lately namely and you will hear soon about the network system and we're having our ongoing risk assessment. right now we've doesn't our quarterly adjustment to the estimate of at completion. we drop today down by six moints .9 million and i think there is room as we work towards advancing retiring some risk as we close structural steel and
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structural concrete in the future so i'm seeing a downward trend on that but we're still maintaining kind of a conservatism to it right now with an estimated completion at 2.1 four 7.5 billion. not to get too much into the minutia in terms of constituency cost since the last report we've expended about 1.1 million on contingency and and 800,000 of that are reimbursables towards putting work in place for the puc and then upcoming we've got about 9.5 million kind of in the mix and a lot of it is just future notices to proceed, so nothing really standing out there to
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point out. moving on to schedule kind of a slow pace here in terms of movement, kind of status quo from the last report in terms of overall time. we're still sitting march-ish for substantial -- again i wanted to underscore that a lot of items are really within the timeframe for the contractual substantial completion. we have a couple of outliers that we're still working on that push us into 2018. we did see a little slippage on the bus ramp. it has been a little challenge wg frame five i think it is although we're getting momentum on that. i saw some great photos of it being prepped up in the fab shop so i'm still optimistic that the bus ramp
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will start pulling in although i haven't seen it just yet and again the bus storage has been idle in anticipation for lease terms to advance. i understand that's going to be on an agenda in october for the california board so we will see where that one goes but right now it remains idle. looking at the streams of activity as you can see the majority of activity has held steady. we're showing slippage with ceilings and panels and maps. and again looking at the deeper minutia of the schedule i'm not terribly alarmed. we'll manage and bring it in where we need to go. again just kind of an overview of where we are with the challenges in terms of the
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schedule. again as dennis had mentioned critical path lies with the grant hall with a lot of overlap of trades so a lot of focus is there. we're scheduled next week for the next scheduled mitigation meeting with the team to strategize the next wave of acceleration on how to start bringing it in and close that gap between you know february, march to bring it back, all items into december but as i mentioned the majority of items are already sitting where they need to be. we just need to work on some of the outliers like gray water tanks and polishing terrazzal and commissioning is probably the larger one there. the next challenge i am happy to say -- i never thought i would say this but by america -- as a challenge for all intensive purposes is resolved. i am sure we will
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have flair ups over things but the last report we had great concern about the building management, the fire management, public address and audio visual. there was a number of letters exchanged between our team and them for that matter. they have responded. they are procuring and advancing the work, and we will be proceeding as a head certified so a big plus. again we will keep an eye on it. i am sure there will be items here or there that are going to flair up as we -- flare up as we advance but the big worry is behind us, a big win for the last couple of months. briefly on the bus reconfiguration no move ment on that one and ac transit suggested that the interim executive director and
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the general manager for ac transit get together and strategize how one might fund this desire but right now no movement on that and we have great progress on the bus deck as planned and as procured. i know the representative from ac transit has been away on vacation for a number of weeks so i'm hopeful we will get movement on that front shortly as well. >> what representative is that? >> linda. >> linda has been -- okay. >> yeah. bid package procurement was something that i had highlighted last report. since then we bid out the network system. we actually went out with the av system as well albeit it appears that we're rebidding that package only because of issues around by
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america and small business paperwork for that matter. the scope of works and the dollars on both are trending -- the one that did come in is lower than budget, kind of a rare e here i hear but we came under budget on that item so again we will continue to monitor the advancement of this because commissioning is tied a lot to the network development and all but again i think it's downgraded from a real challenge to a concern to be monitored. and brings me to the last new challenge since we kind of retired things we have been concerned about in the past, and my biggest worry right now is being operational ready. we're moving really good momentum towards delivering the building in december. we have initiated meetings with the various
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transit agencies. we really, really need to meet the mark and get the master leasee engaged by january so we can position ourselves to truly be operationally ready because i'm confident that we will have a building ready for operation. and with that i will entertain any questions. >> the transit operators improvements i presume you mean ac transit. >> gray hound and golden gate i believe also. >> is the fact -- it's not a question of who is supposed to put them in but do you have the plans and that stuff? is that the issue? >> there are details in discussion in terms how to perfect the booth for ac transit for that matter. getting going on with the greyhound area in
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terms of the tenant improvements. for the most part is get them to the table and reaffirm what we're delivering, refine it and move it forward. >> is ac transit twfer you and greyhound and the other? >> yes. contractually yes. >> yeah that's what i thought because we're doing the whole bus deck. >> yeah. >> yeah, soundses like i need to get on it. >> yeah. i am eager to get all that defined, the master leasee secured. all of that needs to come into focus and solidified. >> i have a meeting with the general manager to discuss -- >> to discuss this? >> yeah. we're in contact with them. >> all right. >> for the most part a lot of good news. a lot of challenges were retired in the last months. i feel good we came a long way in the nine months of my
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engagement. i feel good where we're at but can't lose focus with the next wave and that is being operationally ready and looking for us and the team to get a deeper and stronger engagement now that we have some of the delivery issues of the building kind of behind us. we need to look for it and get that momentum going. >> great. yeah. >> good work. just out of curiosity what is the aggregate value work in place per month right now? my math shows 30 million. >> yeah, i think this is different because we didn't have a meeting in august, yeah -- >> 45 million, in that range. >> yeah, it's right in the zone. you may have noticed percent complete versus the percent spent. that gap is starting to slowly close. we had 1% uptick on time and an
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uptick on budget expended so those things are starting to align. >> and the schedule and have to keep going 35 million a month in place. >> yeah. >> thanks. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> your next item is item 14, the citizens advisory committee update and directors the chair is not present but he indicated he had nothing to report. >> okay next item. >> item 15 is public comment and an opportunity for members of the public to address you on matters not on the calendar. >> [inaudible] [off mic] >> we have there thatcher. >> good morning. jim thatcher with a company in san francisco. i saw in august about the article about the terrible things going on with the center and i felt that the board was not taking a very active
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position relative to this. i was really surprised and most please with the the public relations pr message they put out on the website. i'm not sure how many people read it but it's well written and describes our position -- at least your position well so i commend the people that put it together. i think it was a job well done and i would like to see it gets more exposure because it's the truth of the matter and the truth always wins the day so i really like that so it's a well done to the staff and who ever is responsible for that so thank you and i felt it was an uncertain time. last point -- bart i see has put out a request for proposal for renting parts of their embarcadero station out for narrow little kiosks areas and larger areas. this is the same thing -- although we're in a much larger scale and this is something i encourage the board to watch closely and will give
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you maybe an idea of what the real value of these things are or at least a data point as we go through our process so i think that's something worth looking at. thank you. >> thank you. >> okay. that concludes members of the public to address you. next is the consent calendar. >> yes please. >> all matters are routine acted upon a single vote. there is no member of the public or board wish to have items separate and 16.1 and approving the minutes of the meeting and 16.2 and approving the minutes of that meeting. >> okay. is there a motion for approval of the consent. >> [inaudible] [off mic] >> second. >> aye. >> next item. >> the consent calendar is approved and 17 is approving a amendment with the contract with
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webcor obayashi and joint venture in with netxperts for the responsible bidder submitting the lowest responsive bid amount of $4,679,573 increasing rz thissed direct costs by that same amount and authorized construction services fixed fee by $163,785. >> directors i can answer any questions you have or present the item for you if you would like to. >> my only question would be should we have any concern that the amount is so low compared to our estimate? >> well, when you look at -- we had four bidders. two of the bidders do networks and low voltage networks and the lowest ones and the other are electrical contractors that would have brokered it out to do the work. it made a lot of sense the way the bids came in and especially when you had the
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two world wide technologies and netxperts that do this work and close to each other and we're comfortable with it. >> where are they from? do they have an office locally? >> [inaudible] [off mic] >> he's from walnut creek. >> very good. >> is that in california? better yet by the east bay. [laughter] >> i am here to answer any questions. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> looking forward to a good job. >> move for approval. >> yes. >> do you want to call the roll. >> no members of the public to address you on the item. director gee. >> yes. >> director kim. >> aye. >> director reiskin. >> aye. >> chair harper. >> aye. >> vice. >> aye. >> that item is approved. >> next item please. >> all right. item 18 is an
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agreement with jenny holzer studio for the commission of the art work in the bus deck level for not to exceed $182,000 and the installation is $740,000 and approve a intergovernmental agreement with the san francisco arts commission. >> and directors ron can answer any questions if you would like to. >> good morning again. as you know this has been kind of a long drawn out process in trying to on board this contract for the whole piece. i got engaged a few months ago. there were some concern about the method of procurement and fabrication, some details in the contract. i know it's been kind of a lot of back and forth a bunch between the different representatives, you know, just based on that
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it's hard to support it based on the back and forths but really the core concern is how do we bridge the gap of a concept artist piece and fabrication and earlier on it was on a trajectory to blend it into subcontracts with the contractor. that was a concern. i think that was a core issue in my mind that put a risk in front of us and we reached out to the san francisco art commission to modify their intergovernmental agreement to address this concern head o i think they stepped up to the plate, really pulled together some engagement with a fabricator that has worked a lot with jenny holzer studio so i think we have bridged in my mind the gaps and the concerns, and i need to
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respect it. the support we got from the art commission and support advancing this contract i think given what we've pulled together in the last few months with engagement with the studio, the art commission and the fabricator i think we will have a successful outcome and with that i would like to invite jill manton with the arts commission to briefly remind the board what the piece is all about to put it into context. >> thank you ron. good morning directors. thank you for giving me this time to speak with you about the holzer project. it's been a long time in the making. do we have the visuals? >> yes. >> okay. i wanted to show you a couple of examples of her past work. she works with illuminated led text. the content of her work
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is often very directly related to the site in which the work is located. can we go to the next image? this is an example of her work installed at the guggenheim museum. i should mention she's one of the most contemporary artists perhaps in the world at this time and this will be her first public art commission in san francisco. next. another guggenheim installation. next image. thank you to -- if week tiewrn down the volume on this. this is the project for trans bay. so the work is 9-foot high -- excuse me, 11 feet high by 90 linear feet long. it will be placed on the bus du will
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-- deck and visible in the grant hall and the bus deck readable from both sides and anyway i was talking about the content of her work. i mentioned at the world trade center in new york city the content of her work consisted of writings of her own and from authors and historians and poets of coming to new york city and from the court and had text dating back a thousand year on the subject of justice and in the original proposal for trans bay she spoke about i wanted to emphasize this work will be besides a work of outstanding beauty and visual impact it will have a historical and educational component. the text will include information about the building of the bay bridge,
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the bay area, the history of california and the transbay terminal itself in addition to other textses and stories that she might wish to include. so if i have -- if there are any questions -- i tried to keep this very brief in respect to the long agenda you have. >> well, i do have a lot -- i mean as you know i have been involved in this a bit. >> yes. >> i do art -- i do contracts for commission sculpture, a lot of them, so i was disappointed in how little responsibility this artist was taking for the final product. there was no specifications given in the contract and i really appreciate the fact that the san francisco arts commission has stepped into that gap between consent and delivery. it's going to be a lot of work and i really appreciate that because -- i
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was very skeptical about whether or not this contract would be much enforceable in any regard. art is always risky and when enter into i contract which the artist themselves is not promising a given deliverable that increases it is risk and i am very appreciative of the art commission to come in and say they're going to come in and do that kind of overview between the fabrication and that, and i guess the installation is something that we've got taken care of. i have a concern that you might keep in mind that all of the stuff if you look on her website on this stuff is either indoors or if it's outdoors it's photographed at night and there's a lot of photoshopping involved and that sort of stuff,
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so i'm concerned. the specification i was most looking for is the visibility specification because one of the beautiful things about the bus deck is how much natural light there s i mean it's going to be a beautiful place to wait for a bus, and how that will work with the light emitting sculpture i thought we could get a specification on but that is something we will just have to see how it works. at night it's going to be beautiful no question. >> director harper if i may comment both the commission and the architects had the same concern and a light study was performed and that has been factored into the specifications for the brightness of the led lights and i don't know if fred clark can add anything to that but that subject we worked with the lighting consultants on the trans bay project and that has been clearly addressed and considered. thank you for
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bringing it up. >> that's one of your good efforts. thank you very much. >> you're welcome. >> for getting that done so i would recommend approval at this point and given the commission step in. >> so moved. >> second. >> okay. okay. >> you do have two members of the public that want to comment on this item. >> oh no, i just mean there is public comment. thank you. >> we have ruth followed by julie chang. >> good morning directors. i am ruth and the deputy museum director of cultural affairs at museum of art. as you heard jenny is a practitioner and engaged with language as art. the main focus of the art is delivery of words and delivery in public spaces and this
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provokes responses in the viewers. while her subversive work often blends in in advertising and public spaces it's a resting that goes over expectations and [inaudible] and ignoring informs is the best way to fight or response is the response to these situations and have been on posters and signs. [inaudible] has seven works of jenny holzer in the collection, two from the survival series and two media works of led electronic signs from the survival series and 10-foot installation entitled "i am a man" and a truism golf stand a small sculpture with plastic balls and tees and astro it ever and those that are owned out right there are two in the
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fisher collection at deposit to the group and survival series men don't protect you anymore and truism. i am a man is the acquisition of the museum and has been on view in three exhibitions recently. once in 1995 when we first opened the third street museum. also then again in points of departure in 2001 and it was on view in 2005-2007 in between art and contemporary painting and sculpture. in the bench series as the survival series men don't protect you anymore from 99 was on the sculpture garden from 2010-11 and currently on view on the third floor landing in the s fo ma. my colleagues share the enthusiasm for jenny holzer's work and of this commission.
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thank you very much. >> and julie. >> good morning directors. my name is julie chang and i am here in support of jenn, her work and the approval of her contract. i am a local artist who has the distinct privilege of having been also chosen to create public work for the transbay transit center. my work will be the floor of the design of grant hall. just being invited to participate is a high honor. part of the enthusiasm is in this opportunity as a woman and artist and dialogue with one of my heroes. jenny holzer is a leader of the contemporary art world and her work is as pointent and relevant today as 20 years ago and inspired to her as a young student and the first female artist that represented
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the united states at the [inaudible] and prestigious long standing contemporary art exhibition want as a city that prides itself at being at the forefront of progressive thinking and innovation her work perfectly reflects the character and values of our city. it's highly intelligent yet inherently accessible and challenging and provocative and elegant and poetic and has the ability to speak to and from the essential parts of and inspire introspection and compassion and even action and i can't imagine a more fitting addition to a civic building of our time and i thank you for the willingness to move forward on the project. >> okay. that conclude members of the public to address you on that item. you do have a first and a second. >> call the roll. >> director gee. >> i'm sorry. i didn't realize ms. chan was in the audience. i am a huge fan of
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the work and the terminal and great to meet you in person and thank you so much for being here and an overall comment i am proud of the public art in place in the terminal and thanks the art commission for the diligent work making sure it works on different functional and cultural and esthetic levels. >> with that director gee. >> yes. >> director kim. >> yes. >> director reiskin. >> aye. >> vice. >> aye. >> chair hair. >> yes. >> and that is approved and that concludes item 18 and that concludes your calendar and you're scheduled to go back into closed session . >> the tjpa board of directors meeting is back in session and
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will report out. >> in conference with legal counsel with existing litigation in government code section 54956.9 with john eng, et al vs. millennium partners inc. et al, and lehman and the transbay joint powers authority there is nothing to report and item 8 with conference with legal counsel with litigation for subdivision of section 54956.9 there is no action to report. >> that concludes the agenda today. >> we're adjourned. one of th
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was asked to do is water system improvement program and one thing i looked at is about the 4.8 billion dollars wurthd of work and a lot of the work was regional. we looked at how can we make sure that we provide opportunities for san franciscan's and people in the region and so we looked at ways we can expand our local san francisco lb program. so, we
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thought about it and worked with general manager at the time to form an advizry committee to talk about how to include local businesses in the region. >> i was on the first committee back about 10 years ago and the job changed over time. in the beginning, we just wanted people to know about it. we wanted to attract contractors to come into the system which is a bidding system and bid on some of these projects. our second job was to help the sfpuc to try to make themselves more user frndly. >> i like that they go out of their way, have contractors trying to teach and outreach to small businesses and lots of creative ways. help the community as well. there is so much infrastructure going on
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and repair, new construction that i think is helping to get construction back on its feet. >> my faiv rlt part of the committee has been that we have played a opportunity for many small businesses. [inaudible] women owned business to come in and [inaudible] sfpuc. it is a great opportunity because some are so small they have been able to grow their companies and move up and bid other projects with the sfpuc. >> everyone i was talking about with any contractor [inaudible] and super markets and things like that and i realize the transition was on the sfpuc. he got that first job and knows
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about the paperwork qu schedule and still works on this type of job, but he works with general contractors that also did other things. pretty soon it is like he did that one and that one. it completely changed his business. >> my name is nancy [inaudible] the office manager and bid coordinator for [inaudible] construction. worked on 10 plus puc, lbe contracts. today we are doing site maintenance on the [inaudible] chr site and currently the gentlemen behind me are working on every moving and basic specs of plants. in order to be success you need to work hard, bid low and keep a look at the sfpuc website for future bidding opportunity.
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>> this is a successful program because it provides opportunities to regional communities that might not have opportunities to work for large scale projects. the sfpuc is a fortunate agency we have a lot of capital program that span over 7 counties who also to see how some businesses like [inaudible] and bio mass started as small micro businesses grow and expand and stay in the program and work on several projects before they graduate from the program. that is what warms my heart. >> my name is college willkerson, the principle for bio mass. bio mass has been in business since 2006. 3 partners. small businesses fill a niche but apply and
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being a part of the program helped us be more visible and show the city and county of san francisco we can also perform services. >> this program had tremendous impact to the region. in fact, the time we rolled the program out was during the recession. this has h a major positive impact and certified over 150 firms in the rejen and collectively awarded $50 million in contracts, and because of the lbe certification it open many opportunities to work with sfpuc. and, i significantly helped the business. it is one of the major contributors to our success. .
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>> (clapping.) >> in 2013 san francisco legislators newsom agreed to allow the reciprocate of our soft story buildings those building house one and 20 thousand resident a program of that collect requires extensive outreach and this continuation of that process who is here and bill graham the perfect venue so in 2014 we have the first earthquake retrofit a huge success we're repeating this model what we've done it put together venues that are time professionals and contractor are financing institutions a other services that help people comply with the retrofit and as you can see the thousands of members of the
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public their assessing over one hundred vendors to comply with the ordinance or make improvements on their property i came to get specification information and puck h picking up information if you don't know what twaur doing i take it overwhelming. >> we're pleased a critical mass of people are keying into knowing their relents and understanding what had are the next steps to take and they're figuring out who to talk to not only the contractor by the mustards and the architect and the structural engineers and getting the full picture of what options are necessary and being pro-acti pro-active. >> so i'm very pleased to see the soft story buildings 99.9 percent complies the highest of
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the program of this scale of the history a citywide effort high blood pressure in every stretch of san francisco to understand real risks associated with earthquake and those are universally agreed on. >> at some point you need to gather information i'll be talking to another engineer to come out and take a look at it and basically get a second opinion i'm for second and third opinions it is inspiring to see all the property owners that want to do the right thing and for proactively figuring out what the solutions to get them that. >> what is amazing to me here we are over two years of first retrofit fair and at the time we are rh2 out to contractors to help us and reaching it out to design professionals that soft story buildings is in any and people understanding how to
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comply now it is different an industry that springs up as a result of the - their professed and gotten the costs down with lower financing options and these are defined and now the gene progression and have the buildings are buildings and the compliance we understand the 2020 one and 20 thousand san francisco's 15 messenger of our population will live in a retrofit building those people buildings or lives in buildings with 5 or more residential building is soft story and wood frame and built before 1978 that house that one and 20 thousand san franciscans. >> san francisco is being the leader in getting in done and as you may know los angeles passed their retrofit law two months
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ago at the sort of taken san francisco's lead on the one and tenth anniversary as the residents san francisco this is a road map to the city and going to give us us plan are these to keep folks here on a disaster and steps to build a resident waterfront by 2020. >> this involves more than one and 80 individuals and over 60 nonprofits and other companies this is a huge plan and what are the challenges we realize that people are concerned about climatic change, sea level rise and not only the affiliated hazards but things hike you're our amp infrastructure and consumed by social and other things we see this in society everyday and how we try to mitigate those are ultimately a
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direct result how resident we are after earthquake other issue out of the strategy of the concept after a major earthquake of keeping 95 percent of population here in san francisco that's the single best thing to help a equitable recovery to keep people here keep people back to work and kids in school and a residents of normal after a disaster. >> alliance energy in our partner undertook comprehensive bid process we interviewed a half-dozen of folks who wanted to have a part of our soft story buildings are ordinance so alliance energy project programming is a clean assess energy a special financing that is done using the taxed authority of local multiples and
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one of the interesting features the loan is tied to the property not the vital if an individual didn't have good credit but it is another option for people not able to comply to find another avenue the assessment is actually places on the property and the builds for in that come literally a line item on the tax bill that's how you pay off the segment and tax. >> 20 or thirty years is all paid up front there are advantages your property tax well it is important to give people on option and many private banks that provide loans over a are shorter term we wanted to create a longer pay back term. >> i think the next step for property owners after at the create themselves to take the plunge and quit the working
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downey done and have works of work done right of the right rest of the property owners can understand this process across the city. >> we need to do it. >> it is safety you know that's the bottom line safety. >> earthquake safety a everybody's responsibility that is providing the resources that people need to get done if you want to know more of the resources as a san franciscan please visit the >> the office of controllers whistle blower program is how city employees and recipient sound the alarm an fraud address
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wait in city government charitable complaints results in investigation that improves the efficiency of city government that. >> you can below the what if anything, by assess though the club program website arrest call 4147 or 311 and stating you wishing to file and complaint point controller's office the charitable program also accepts complaints by e-mail or 0 folk you can file a complaint or provide contact information seen by whistle blower investigates some examples of issues to be recorded to the whistle blower program face of misuse of city government money equipment supplies or materials exposure activities by city clez
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